Consumers are eager to adopt sustainable activities. This includes reducing consumption, reusing items, using things for longer periods of time and recycling. There is a high level of consumer knowledge surrounding excess waste. Along with implementing some circular practices themselves, it restricts most consumers to the post-use phase of the product lifecycle. But consumers are eager to promote and support corporations that use a circular economy in telecom, and will reward them.
What is EPA doing to promote a circular economy?
- In November 2021, EPA published the National Recycling Strategy: Part One of a Series on Building a Circular Economy for All.
- We showcase our efforts in creating a circular economy for all in Fiscal Year 2022 in the report Progress in Building a Circular Economy (pdf).
- EPA is developing action plans and strategies for electronics, plastics, and food loss and waste and organics. Stay tuned!